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Student Affairs and Academic Support

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Student Life

The Department of Student Life advances student success by serving as the catalyst for student involvement through experiences, services and facilities that enhance leadership development, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and personal wellness. We provide opportunities for every student to define a unique involvement story that prepares them to lead and serve as an engaged global citizen.

Our Offices

Getting involved at Carolina is essential for success. Research suggests that students who are involved in student organizations and campus activities make higher grades and have a better college experience. Through Student Life programming, students will discover their passion and strengths, feel more connected to campus and gain important leadership experience to help them find internships and jobs. Most importantly, they will make friends and have fun!

Offers a comprehensive array of programs, services and facilities to help connect and inspire the UofSC community to live an active and strong life — physically, mentally, socially and intellectually.
Phone: 803-576-9375

Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 48 Greek organizations and their more than 6,500 members.
Phone: 803-777-3506

Equips students to positively impact their communities through involvement in student organizations, leadership development, service and civic engagement.
Phone: 803-777-7130

Supports an inclusive campus environment by providing educational and social programs and supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented student populations.
Phone: 803-777-7716

Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.
: 803-777-3366

Serves as the central resource for parents and families of Carolina students. Parent and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter and award winning mobile-app, and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.
Phone: 800-868-6752 toll free

Serves as the center of student activity at UofSC and is home to Gamecock Entertainment, Event Services, the Golden Spur Game Room, Leadership and Service Center, lounges and meeting rooms as well as various dining and retail spaces.
Phone: 803-777-3196

Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball, baseball and commencement.
Phone: 803-777-6102

Works closely with university administration, faculty and staff to represent the interests of students, preserve and protect traditions, and support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
Phone: 803-777-2654

Graduate Student Association

Provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design through The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM.
: 803-777-3888


Our Central Staff

Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life oversee and support the department's assessment, communications, finance, human resources and other central functions.

Anna Edwards

Title: Associate Vice President for Student Life
Phone: 803-777-5782

Janie Kerzan

Title: Director of Student Life 
Phone: 803-777-9886 

Hilary Dyer Brannon

Title: Communication and Events Director
Phone: 803-777-5937

Megan Colascione

Title: Assessment Director
Phone: 803-777-6688

Nancy Derrick

Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Phone: 803-777-3015

Sammie Johnston

Title: Talent Manager
Phone: 803-777-9073

Tecola Jones

Title: Billing Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-3506

Skylar Pritchard

Title: Coordinator of Communication and Engagement
Phone: 803-777-5780

Mohamed Soluiman

Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Phone: 803-777-5932

Steven Tapia-Macias

Title: Coordinator of Marketing
Phone: 803-777-3710 

Kathryn Taylor

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-5782

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